However and each year we see an example of this , there is a saving grace, a band which completely goes against the norm to just deliver. However, upon listening to the album straight through, one will notice that what saves an otherwise less-than-stellar song from complete disaster are the vocal harmonies and deliveries: Walden III" ends on a spectacular three-part harmony and "whoa-oa.
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The harmonization between the three voices is impeccable, and will draw you in and make you want to listen over and over again.
Lately, more and more bands are falling victim to something which is ranked near the very top of "things bands don't want to hear," right next to the term "sellout: Though it may not be the most amazing record ever released, in the time that I've spent with Ruinerit has surely become one of my favorites. Next Review The Pages: It seems as if bands in all genres are having a hard time capitalizing on the success of their first album as of late: However, upon listening to the album straight through, one will notice that what saves an otherwise less-than-stellar song from complete disaster are the vocal harmonies and deliveries: Remember when Strung Out tried to play metallic and technical punk rock, but ultimately failed?
Many of the tracks found on the album are speedy, rapid-fire songs, but as a change of pace, A Wilhelm Scream slowed the tempo a bit, creating darker sounding songs. The kicker, csream, is that each song has its own identity: This year, it's A Wilhelm Scream and their excellent second full-length, Ruiner.
A Wilhelm Scream Ruiner
The band's sound and talent comes at you scrwam all directions; the vocals, guitars, bass, and drumming are all in a league of their own as far as the punk rock genre is concerned. Songs like "In Vino Veritas II" and scrram Day For Mister Vengeance" deliver a bit less in the musical department than the more amazing songs on Ruinerbut you cannot help but want to listen to them if only to hear how well lead vocalist Nuno Pereira and backup vocalists Trevor Reilly and Curtiss Lopez sound together.
That's not to downplay the musicianship, though. Walden III" ends on a spectacular three-part harmony and "whoa-oa. However and each year we see an example of thisthere is a saving grace, a band which completely goes against the norm to just deliver.
This album is a breath of fresh air for the music scene, and is every bit as good as the band's debut, Mute Print. Ruiner is technical as hell, and the band can start and stop and switch tempos on a dime.
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For example, "Congratulations" is a one minute thirty second blast of aggressive pop-punk, "Cancer Dream" boasts a seriously metal lead riff, and "When I Was Alive: Creatures Of The Earth. Imagine if Strung Out had succeeded at the genre crossover, and you'd have a good idea of how A Ruinsr Scream sounds.
Ruiner is, hands down, one of the most vocally sound albums I've heard in a long while. It's hard to pick out an aspect of A Wilhelm Scream's sound that towers above the others, since everything is pretty much top-notch.
Yes, the dreaded fact that your favorite band's second album is chock full of monotony or a desperate-to-make-money change in sound is one of the most disappointing and depressing things that could happen to a band that released a screm stellar debut album.
Unfortunately, they aren't pulled off nearly as well as the more intense tunes, which leaves the listener wondering "why change at all?